Terminator: Dark Fate - Defiance Announced

Slitherine announces Terminator: Dark Fate - Defiance, a real-time strategy game based on the most recent installment in the unkillable Terminator franchise. This is in development at Cats Who Play, and the game's Steam Listing says it's "coming soon." Here's a Teaser Trailer and a gameplay video. This description says it will become self-aware next year:
Today, Slitherine and Skydance Media announced the development of Terminator: Dark Fate - Defiance, a new real-time strategy game set within the reinvented franchise. The game follows the war between humanity and Legion's synthetic intelligent machine network. In the single-player campaign, players take the role of a commander in the Founders faction and guide their army to foil Legion's plan to destroy humanity. In skirmish and multiplayer modes, three very diverse factions are available: Founders, Legion and Resistance. The game is set to be released on PC in 2022.
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Dec 15, 2021, 12:40
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Dec 15, 2021, 12:40
 
There are Steam videos of the developer's other RTS, Syrian War. The videos for that aren't bad.

The Terminator game might or might not be like their previous RTS but I'm guessing that the publisher and movie studio picked them for a reason.
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Dec 15, 2021, 11:23
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I see we are using the word 'gameplay' very loosely here. Looks like they setup a few models to endlessly shoot at each other and flew a camera over it.
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Dec 15, 2021, 10:31
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Dec 15, 2021, 10:31
 
Yeah, not sure what to make of this. Nothing really looked exciting in the videos except hearing the sound effects of the guns similar to the movie. I guess the idea overall has potential whether it was terminator or not as an RTS but I also feel we've seen that then already plenty. Heck, C&C Tiberian Sun had some Terminatorish vibes and it had nothing to do with Terminator, lol.
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Dec 15, 2021, 09:55
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What's the point of this? If it's the beginning of the war we already know humanity loses. If they didn't there never would have been a Terminator to begin with. That's the problem with time-travel bullshit and alternate realities, it's all deus ex machina.

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Dec 15, 2021, 07:19
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Dec 15, 2021, 07:19
 
Well, I'm cautiously interested. It's hard to tell how this is going to play as an RTS from these videos, but I'll at least check out any RTS on release.

Their FPS game was... okay. Writing wasn't terrible, gameplay was okay, artwork was a step or two above a mod.
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Dec 15, 2021, 06:44
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Dec 15, 2021, 06:44
 
Wolfen wrote on Dec 15, 2021, 02:57:
VaranDragon wrote on Dec 15, 2021, 02:44:
This looks like garbage. Just give me a proper Terminator FPS game for fucks sake. No one has done a proper one of those since the 90s, and even that first one was janky as fuck.
Terminator Resistance wasn't all that bad.

It's pretty good actually and it just received a new story DLC (Annihilation Line). It's definitely not "janky as fuck" either but it plays like a proper PC FPS.
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Dec 15, 2021, 02:57
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 Wolfen
 
VaranDragon wrote on Dec 15, 2021, 02:44:
This looks like garbage. Just give me a proper Terminator FPS game for fucks sake. No one has done a proper one of those since the 90s, and even that first one was janky as fuck.
Terminator Resistance wasn't all that bad.
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Dec 15, 2021, 02:44
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Dec 15, 2021, 02:44
 
This looks like garbage. Just give me a proper Terminator FPS game for fucks sake. No one has done a proper one of those since the 90s, and even that first one was janky as fuck.
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Dec 14, 2021, 22:53
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On the positive side, the Terminator developer's other RTS is said to have good mod support. I heard it also focuses on realism and doesn't have construction and resource gathering etc. Ammo and fuel are also limited.

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Dec 14, 2021, 21:31
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Slitherine is the publisher. Slitherine was also the publisher for another humans vs robots game. Battlestar Galactica Deadlock. Although that was done by a different developer group. Battlestar Galactica Deadlock is a great game, by the way. I like their skirmish mode better than their campaigns

Pretty easy to learn the basics and a very intuitive interface.

They really ought to update some of the first videos on their Steam page. Those were from an early alpha version that looks and plays nothing like the final version. Ships are rarely all bunched right next to each other like that. Galactica base game shows up pretty cheap during Steam sales. Definitely worth checking out on sale.
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Dec 14, 2021, 21:15
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Dec 14, 2021, 21:15
 Wolfen
 
Bent wrote on Dec 14, 2021, 20:50:
The second sentence in the Bluesnews article:

Slitherine announces Terminator: Dark Fate - Defiance, a real-time strategy game based on the most recent installment in the unkillable Terminator franchise. This is in development at Cats Who Play, and the game's Steam Listing says it's "coming soon."

I found it by going to the Steam page for the Terminator game and clicking the link for the developer to see what else they've done because the two videos here don't really show much game-play.

Ah. You are correct. On the game page they have Cats Who Play listed as dev. I just searched the names listed on blues news. Just makes it even more suspect to me that they didn't mention the actual dev team in the PR.
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Dec 14, 2021, 21:11
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In the Terminator multiplayer game, can one side play the terminators or can players only control the various competing human factions?

They really ought to let us play as the terminators. You human meat-bags had your chance.
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Dec 14, 2021, 20:54
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Dec 14, 2021, 20:54
 
I'm a little more surprised that the movie studio gave that choice of developer an ok. Movie studios are getting even more risk-averse than game companies when it comes to controversies.

Not that I like their risk-aversion.

Anyway, I can't really fault them for going after at least one side of the Islamic extremists. Although it is largely backed by another faction of Islamic extremists in the whole Sunni vs Shiite mess.

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Dec 14, 2021, 20:50
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Dec 14, 2021, 20:50
 
The second sentence in the Bluesnews article:

Slitherine announces Terminator: Dark Fate - Defiance, a real-time strategy game based on the most recent installment in the unkillable Terminator franchise. This is in development at Cats Who Play, and the game's Steam Listing says it's "coming soon."

I found it by going to the Steam page for the Terminator game and clicking the link for the developer to see what else they've done because the two videos here don't really show much game-play.
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Dec 14, 2021, 20:41
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Bent wrote on Dec 14, 2021, 20:27:
The developer's other RTS is Syrian War. From what I've heard, basically a propaganda piece glorifying the Russian side. Some of their goals aren't bad but things like chemical weapons attacks and the incredibly bloody and deadly suppression of protesters, attacking US troops etc. are disconcerting.

Given the risk-aversion of most gaming companies these days, that's an interesting choice of developers. The war there is a complicated mess with atrocities on many of the various (and shifting) sides.

Modern military shooters tend to bug me a little in general anyway. I'm ok with Counterstrike but that's about it.

From a purely game oriented view, their other RTS doesn't look too bad.

I'm interested in the Terminator RTS but not sure what to make of their choice of developer.

I don't know where you got this information. I can't see this game on their sites. I only found a "Syrian Warfare" and that was done by Cats Who Play.
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Dec 14, 2021, 20:35
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That fly-by video was noticeably jerky. You would think, for a promo video, they'd try to show a smooth frame rate.
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Dec 14, 2021, 20:27
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The developer's other RTS is Syrian War. From what I've heard, basically a propaganda piece glorifying the Russian side. Some of their goals aren't bad but things like chemical weapons attacks and the incredibly bloody and deadly suppression of protesters, attacking US troops etc. are disconcerting.

Given the risk-aversion of most gaming companies these days, that's an interesting choice of developers. The war there is a complicated mess with atrocities on many of the various (and shifting) sides.

Modern military shooters tend to bug me a little in general anyway. I'm ok with Counterstrike but that's about it.

From a purely game oriented view, their other RTS doesn't look too bad.

I'm interested in the Terminator RTS but not sure what to make of their choice of developer.
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Dec 14, 2021, 19:36
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"Listen, and understand. That Terminator is out there. It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead." ;-)
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